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AnswerIn the general printout report selection, it is possible to define the load cases to be displayed, however, only for result types. Sometimes, however, it makes sense to differentiate this setting depending on the result type (for example, support forces of all load cases, internal forces should only be output by the governing load cases).On the one hand, this can be set with the special selection per result type (right-click the corresponding entry in the navigation tree).On the other hand, all load cases can remain selected in the general selection, and all unnecessary load case results are then removed manually from the navigation tree.This manual selection can be overwritten in the global settings. The corresponding option "Overwrite Individual Settings" appears here.
This is because no results have been selected. If at least one check box is activated which leads to results, the members are also displayed.
AnswerThe graphical output always displays the extreme values of all support reactions. Thus, the largest and smallest values across all combination possibilities. The individual support forces cannot be combined in this way, because they usually occur in different load situations.
However, the table shows the extreme values with the corresponding results. In addition, column H shows the corresponding load combination or the corresponding load cases by default.
If you only need the extreme values of PZ with the corresponding horizontal forces, you can use the filter function of the results table according to the graphic.
In the results of the module RF-/DYNAM Pro only "Basic Internal Forces" and "Basic Stresses" on surfaces are provided. But with the option to export the results in a result combination, you have the possibility to display all results after a time history analysis.Simply use the option to create a result combination in the add-on module as shown in Figure 1 and show the results of this in the graphic. All results, such as "Design Internal Forces" or "Stresses" are available.
Using the RF-/DYNAM Pro add-on module, it is possible to exchange the following results via the RF-COM/RS-COM Interface:
- Nodal deformations (table 5.20)
- Member deformations
- Surface deformations (RFEM)
- Nodal masses
- Effective modal mass factor
Furthermore, the internal forces, deformations, and support reactions of the equivalent load cases can be output via the RFEM/RSTAB interface. Help files are available for each of these output options. These files are described in this article.
AnswerThere are several possibilities to evaluate the results of line hinges:
- Graphical evaluation of results: When opening the menu item “Releases” in the Result Navigator, you can display various forces and deformations of the line releases in the graphic.
- Tabular output of results: The tables “4.45 Line Hinges - Deformations” and “4.46 Line Hinges - Forces” are available for the table evaluation.
- Evaluation by Result Diagrams: Use the shortcut menu to view the result diagram of line hinges.
The result output with result values on surfaces is very helpful for this.It is already preset that only extreme values are displayed. In addition, you can specify in the Results navigator whether the extreme values of the entire model, all surfaces or solids, or all local peak values should be displayed.
AnswerYes, you can define an area in the panel by clicking the button "options". Here you can define a customized area by moving the slider. In that case the areas with higher or lower stresses have no color.
The design details can be called up in Serviceability within the individual calculations. To do this, the line with the corresponding calculation must be selected and then the info button pressed (see Figure 1). The design details can also be selected in the lower part of the dialog.
For solids, we do not provide any internal forces in the program. Converting the stresses into internal forces would also be very complex, because not only mx, my, and mz would be available, but also the torsional components, mxy, myz, mxz, as well as shear and axial forces. For solids, the general rule is a direct stress evaluation. If you still need internal forces, you can refer the internal forces of the solid to a member. The result beam has been implemented in the program for this purpose.
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